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to mayor bloomberg, who said that the damage was unprecedented, that maybe the worst damage the city has ever faced, and the tidal surge, which was 14 feet -- governor christie said that the damage to new jersey was unthinkable. we had massive flooding. if you look at the snow and the shutdown of the stock exchange and flooding in the subway, you get a sense of the massive scale and scope of this storm. yet the networks performed. i have read dozens of stories in the last couple weeks about how for many consumers, their only link to information or to people was through their smartphones. while there was an impact on cell sites, the networks performed very well. >> 25% of sell power coverage went down. are they hurricane-proof? >> 25% of cell towers were impacted, not service. some towers are capacity based to add extra capacity in high- tech -- high traffic areas. a lot of them are to provide basic service. when you say 25% were impacted, that does not mean service was down by that. some were impacted. our towers rely on power. i think we found out and sandy that some of it was a there w
, that it maybe the worst storm that the city has ever faced and the tidal surge previous high was 10 feet, for this storm was 14. governor christie said the damage in new jersey was unthinkable. i mean, we had fires, we had hurricane-force winds, we had massive flood, we had sleet and snow. if you look at that and the flooding through the subway systems and the shutdown of the stock exchanges, you start to get a sense of the massive scale and scope of this storm, and yet the networks performed. i've read dozens of stories about how for many consumers their only tie to any sort of information or to people was through their smartphone, you know, linking social media and their smartphone. so while there was, obviously, an impact on cell sites, i think the networks performed really, really pretty well. >> host: 25% of cell towers went down? were they -- are cell towers hurricane proof? >> guest: sure. well, first of all, i think it's important to note when you say 25% of cell towers were impacted, that doesn't mean 25% of service was impacted. cell towers, some of them are capacity-based to a
be the worst storm that the city has ever faced. and the previous title search, it was 14 feet. governor chris christie said the damage was unthinkable. we have buyers. we had hurricane force winds. we had massive flooding and if you look at that in the flooding of the subway system and the shutdown of the stock exchanges, you start to get the scale and scope of this form. and yet, the networks perform. i have read dozens of stories over the last couple of weeks about how the many consumers, they are only tied to any sort of information through their smartphones. making social media and their smartphones. while there was obviously an impact, i think the networks performed really pretty well. >> host: cell towers -- were they hurricane proved. >> host: i think it's important to note that when you say 25% were impacted, that doesn't mean 25% of service was impacted. some of them are capacity based. but a lot of them provide basic service. so it doesn't mean service was down by that much. obviously, some were impacted. and our powers are relied upon. each one can have an impact on whether or not
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